Third to first

• Avisail Garcia finished 1-for-4 for Charlotte on Thursday, giving him 11 hits in 23 at-bats during his six-game rehab stint. He also played right field for the first time in his assignment after serving solely as DH.

• Tom "Wimpy" Paciorek will serve as television analyst, alongside Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, during the four-game series in Seattle. Paciorek played for the Mariners from 1978 to 1981 and hit .296 over 403 games.

• Look for Abreu to move to designated hitter for Saturday night's and Sunday afternoon's contests. That switch leads in to Monday's scheduled off-day for the White Sox.

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